At the end of the year
The Celts celebrated a festival
With sacrifices and offerings to ward off the spirits
Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
They called it «Samhain»
When the Romans discovered it,
they thought it was barbaric
and they try to prohibit it.
The feast is gradually abandoned until Pope Gregory iv changes the name to
All Saints’ Day.
But in the 19th century Irish immigrants took it with them to America and popularized it again
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